Foreigner arrested over Johor road rage incident

JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested a foreigner in his 40s to help with the investigation of an alleged road rage incident that took place at KM139.6 of the North-South Expressway (NSE).

Johor police chief Comm M. Kumar said the arrest was made by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at 3.30am today in Genting Highlands, Pahang.

"The team also seized a car," he said in a statement.

The suspect is currently under remand for three days until Feb 14, he added.

Comm Kumar said the case is being investigated under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief, which carries a jail term of between one and five years and a fine, or both, upon conviction.

"We urge the public not to speculate, which could disrupt the investigation.

"All road users are also advised to be patient and considerate to ensure safety, especially during the holiday season," he added.

Earlier, it was reported that police were searching for the owner of a Singapore-registered car who allegedly broke the window of another car on the NSE.

Comm Kumar said a report was lodged at 2.36pm on Saturday (Feb 10) and a 54-second video of the altercation had since gone viral on social media.

"Early investigation found that the incident was caused by the victim's action of blocking the suspect's vehicle (on) the emergency lane along the highway.

"This caused the suspect, who we believe to be a foreigner, to be dissatisfied, so he got out and broke the rear window of the victim's car," he said.